The Associated Press published standards today for generative AI use in its newsroom.
As we deal with we deal with the changes brought about by this recent generation of chatbots in the academy we could learn from guidelines emerging from other fields like journalism. Endgadget reports that The AP lays the groundwork for an AI-assisted newsroom and you can see the Associated Press guidelines here.
Accuracy, fairness and speed are the guiding values for AP’s news report, and we believe the mindful use of artificial intelligence can serve these values and over time improve how we work.
AP also suggests they don’t see chatbots replacing journalists any time soon as the “the central role of the AP journalist – gathering, evaluating and ordering facts into news stories, video, photography and audio for our members and customers – will not change.”
It should be noted (as AP does) that they have an agreement with OpenAI.